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Civil Rights Protections for Individuals in Recovery from an Opioid Use Disorder

Publication Date: Apr 19, 2021

Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), In Partnership with the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW)

As part of a shared commitment to ensuring protections from discrimination apply to all people, including those in treatment for or recovery from substance use disorders, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have partnered with the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) to produce a new video series, “Civil Rights Protections for Individuals in Recovery from an Opioid Use Disorder.” The five-part series informs audiences about the application of federal disability rights laws to child welfare programs and activities, discusses protections that apply to some individuals in recovery from an opioid use disorder, provides an overview of medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and addresses common misconceptions about MAT as a treatment approach.

 

The video series includes:

• Two pre-recorded civil rights webinars: The first video provides foundational information on the application of federal disability rights laws to child welfare programs and activities; the second video explores federal disability rights protections that apply to some individuals in recovery from an opioid use disorder.

• A motion graphic which provides an overview of MAT and addresses common misconceptions surrounding this treatment approach as they pertain to child welfare practice.

• Two animated videos depicting discussions around misconceptions individuals may have about MAT and how federal disability rights laws protect some individuals in recovery from an opioid use disorder.

 

Click Here to view the complete video series.

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